Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Rapid game #2This game is all about recalibrating in-game. Even when you think you are winning, you often can't or don't see as far as you want to, or you miss things. I had seen earlier that black has Rf4 Qc8, and I saw that Rf5 h6 Qxh6 f6 Qg6+ Kh8 Rh5#...http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/rapid-game-2Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:43:13 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/rapid-game-2Rapid gameWhat makes this game noteworthy for me is my opponent's maneuver at moves 18-20, and how I was able to implement the "best choice among several" strategy to choose my response. Other themes were maintaining the tension, space advantage, and how on...http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/rapid-gameMon, 10 Mar 2014 14:25:13 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/rapid-game#12: Not a ho-hum drawhttp://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/12-not-a-ho-hum-drawSun, 17 Jun 2012 12:17:21 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/12-not-a-ho-hum-draw#11: Better to be lucky than goodIn this game there were two spots where I calculated well, move 22 and move 48. The first won a pawn and the second won a piece (and the game). But my endgame play really was not that good - comments are particularly welcome between moves 25 and 4...http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/11-better-to-be-lucky-than-goodMon, 10 Oct 2011 14:10:04 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/11-better-to-be-lucky-than-good#10: Central tension in the Nimzo-Indian http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/10-central-tension-in-the-nimzo-indianMon, 03 Oct 2011 10:58:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/10-central-tension-in-the-nimzo-indian#9: The power of locking up the queenside http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/9-the-power-of-locking-up-the-queensideSun, 02 Oct 2011 09:55:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/9-the-power-of-locking-up-the-queenside#8: Enter pawn endings with care http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/8-enter-pawn-endings-with-careThu, 15 Sep 2011 11:55:09 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/8-enter-pawn-endings-with-care#7: A blitz win against a GMThis was a 5 minute game on ICC against GM Alexander Goldin. Comments welcome. I have two feelings about the game. First, the Bxh6 sac was unsound, and second that 20... Be7 was a decisive error. I spent 22 seconds on 20.Ne2, he spent 13 seconds o...http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/7-a-blitz-win-against-a-gmFri, 10 Sep 2010 16:57:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/7-a-blitz-win-against-a-gm#6: Defensive resource out of thin airIn this game, as you can see, I have a completely winning position, even with the opposite colored bishops. Not all opposite-colored bishop endgames are draws, right? http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/6-defensive-resource-out-of-thin-airMon, 14 Dec 2009 09:58:44 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/6-defensive-resource-out-of-thin-air#5: What a draw!Hi everybody. I think this game is a good example of how to play when you are "ok with a draw". There is no magic bullet of how to earn a draw. Some people think the exchange French or the exchange Slav are "drawish". Well they're probably right, ...http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/5-what-a-drawMon, 30 Nov 2009 13:55:35 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/5-what-a-draw#4: Dark squared attackIn this game, I sacrificed a pawn early on for the positional advantage of an unopposed dark squared bishop. http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/4-dark-squared-attackMon, 23 Nov 2009 09:10:57 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/4-dark-squared-attack#3: King's GambitI should state up front that I have basically no idea how to play the King's Gambit for white or black. This was a game against my Palm Pilot -- not the strongest computer out there. Enjoy.   http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/3-kings-gambitFri, 04 Sep 2009 10:01:23 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/3-kings-gambit#2: King's Indian Defense, Orthodox (9: Nd2 Nd7) http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/kings-indian-defense-orthodox-9-nd2-nd7Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:38:52 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/kings-indian-defense-orthodox-9-nd2-nd7#1: Tournament Final Game (annotated) http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/tournament-final-game-annotatedFri, 05 Sep 2008 18:58:43 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/ozzie_c_cobblepot/tournament-final-game-annotated